Built high in the hills north of Udaipur, the spectacular 15th century Kumbhalgarh Fort was called the “eye of Mewar” because of its strategic position in relation to the kingdom’s aggressive neighbours.
The fort proved impregnable, having withstood numerous attacks. The huge stone bastion of the fort has 33 km of walls, in some places over 25 feet thick and encloses an area of 32 square miles.
What to see
Ranakpur : 48 Km away is the largest and most complex Jain temple of India. Enclosed deep in a forest this 15th century temple covering 4320 sq yards and held on 1444 carved pillars is completely covered in carvings so profuse and intricate that it resembles Lettice work rather than stone carvings. Its complex form and overwhelming scale leaves one completely bewildered.